Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Pro TV Chisinau Image caption The installation aims to help people comprehend the scale of the fraud An artist in Moldova has created a mock-up of $1bn (£800m) in banknotes to highlight the amount lost in the country’s biggest banking scandal. The 10 huge piles of fake $100 bills are on display at [...]

Viral video of women ‘boycotting’ Nordstrom for Ivanka Trump, and a man’s ‘Jason Segel diet’ challenge

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Facebook/@laurie.c.ray.1 A video of women cancelling their Nordstrom accounts over the store’s dropping of Ivanka Trump’s products has gone viral, and a man commits to eating a picture of Jason Segel every day until the actor eats one of him. ‘No money for Nordstrom’ A group of women have filmed themselves walking into [...]

The Bachelorette: the most eligible black woman in America?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Rachel Lindsay/Instagram One of the most popular reality TV programmes in the US has cast an African-American lead. People are asking: what took so long? It was no huge surprise that Monday night’s announcement of the latest lead in America’s most popular reality TV dating show franchise, The Bachelorette, got Twitter excited. But [...]

Donating my kidney saved two lives

Warren Fyfe

When Jen found out her husband needed a kidney transplant she wanted to give him one of hers but they weren’t a match. Then they heard about a scheme that could save his life. Jen and Elliot’s story is featured in #Hospital at 21:00 on Wednesday 15 Feb on BBC Two. Join the conversation – [...]

The man who dresses up as his ancestors

Warren Fyfe

Peruvian artist and photographer Christian Fuchs is obsessed with his illustrious ancestors and spends months painstakingly recreating portraits of them, posing for them himself whether the ancestors were men or women. It’s an unusual way to get close to your forefathers, but it works for Christian Fuchs. The walls of his elegant apartment overlooking the [...]

Reunited after 65 years, and more remarkable love letters

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright iStock Tales of heartbreak, elation, rejection and redemption – to mark Valentine’s Day, here are four love letters, each telling a unique story. The reunion Media captionDavy Moakes, 86, reads a letter to his long-lost love Helen Andre My Dearest Helen, Here we are in each other’s arms at long last, settling into [...]

Kenya’s catchy pop hit that took the world by storm

Warren Fyfe

One evening in 1979 Teddy Kalanda Harrison, a young Kenyan musician, overheard a group of tourists trying to learn a few words in Swahili. Their enthusiastic attempts sparked an idea for a song and a global hit was born. Jambo Bwana, also known as Hakuna Matata, went platinum in Kenya and was covered by bands [...]

You’re never alone at the Museum of Broken Relationships

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Courtesy of the Museum of Broken Relationships Image caption One heartbroken person sent a collection of font examples they “mutually loved” with their partner After a relationship ends, even the most mundane objects can become painful reminders. One museum in Los Angeles puts them on display. When you’re heartbroken, everything reminds you of [...]

Trump dress at Grammys and Ivanka’s stuff turned on head

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Instagram/@JoyVilla Donald Trump’s voters rally behind singer Joy Villa’s make America Great Again outfit at the Grammy Awards and a link that urges you to buy Ivanka Trump’s products is not exactly what it seems. Make Grammys great again The Grammys red carpet in the liberal heartland of Los Angeles might be the [...]